Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Messy fingers

This is just a quick post as I will be back later with Stampalot news and some more candy coming your way.

After all the activity of the past few weeks and not as much crafting as usual, I promised myself a day off work and time to get down to what I enjoy most which is messing about with inks. So these fingers are evidence of either a mis-spent youth or a really good craft session, I prefer to think the second option and this is what I created for this weeks Tuesday Taggers who have the theme "Time". There is some wonderful inspiration from the new DT so do go check it all out.

I started by stamping the clock from JudiKins Instuments cube 6765I down one side of a piece of cardstock using versamark and detail clear embossing powder. I then coloured the whole piece with Tim Holtz mustard seed, marigold and spiced marmalade which revealed the clock faces. Next I overstamped with Hero H2365 Old French Writing and JudiKins swirl 3327F and the clock image again all using Hero Latte chalk ink.Then a final stamping with the swirl stamp using versamak and copper embossing powder. I stippled all round the edges with Adirondack copper and pool acrylic paint then heated here and there with my heat gun to make the pain bubble.

I stamped the clock three more times onto cream shrink plastic using stayzon sepia and tied to the side panel which I scored, overlaid with a piece of bazzil stamped with a mixture of the same stamps and added three eyelets.

I thought the card lacked something, so I stamped Penny Black 3819D four times onto vellum, cut out to make two butterflies, adding wire antenna. I am not altogether sure butterflies and clocks go together, but I sort of like the combination.

44 comments:

  1. What a wonderful creation, such lovely colours.
    Doreen.xxx

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  2. it's absolutely gorgeous! I adore it!!

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  3. Hi Brenda
    This is just stunning well worth the inky fingers, love the colours
    Chris x

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  4. This is suberb Brenda. I am glad you found the time to get yourself inky!
    Clare x

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  5. What a beautiful card. Gorgeous contribution to TT this week.

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  6. Beautiful and full of details.

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  7. Looks like they go together perfectly. Beautiful card, beautifully done. In my case the hands would be misspent youth! hugs to you, eileen

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  8. good messy crafting!! Thats what I like!! Love the little clock images at the side of the card!! Hugs Juls

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  9. It´s gorgeous Brenda! Love messy crafting too, you´re not the only one with stained fingers :) Yesterday I noticed too late that I had rubbed in Crackle paint to my chin...

    Hugs
    Maarit

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  10. Hi there Brenda see you've been getting down and dirty again. Well what a mess! No your hands I mean not your fantastic creation. Looks like you had so much fun creating this fantastic card. I love it.
    Hugs, Pat xx

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  11. Hihihihi, so refreching to see that your hands look like that too!!! I thought I was the only one to have as much paint on the card as on my hands!!! Thank you for sharing....I think the card is very beautiful Brenda, you put down a lot of work into this I can tell.....I´d love to be this good at distressing. I need to practice a lot!!!

    Hogs Lina

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous! I love it! Your hands looked much like mine did over the weekend, but slightly different colours! I love the vintage, slightly grungy feel of this beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at TT (I've been looking forward to saying that!!!)

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  13. My hands always end up like yours and you should see the rest of me if I have been painting the house!!!!1
    Another lovely creation
    Love Sarah XXX

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  14. Oh they definitely go Brenda, time flutters by lol. This is lovely, I just keep making funny noises as I read all that stuff you use, so much to learn ... so little time lol.
    Pinky

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  15. I just can't understand how you can do such beautiful things!!

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  16. Love this card Brenda...it is so pretty!!! TFS

    Terry

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  17. Strange always imagined that you did it all without a drop of ink/paint out of place LOL. Of course the card is gorgeous especially love the shrink plastic clock charms. Thank you for your lovely comments over at my place and thank you for sharing this with us at TT this week.

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  18. Brenda I love the coloures so much and the card is stunning too. When I get inky takes me days to get rid of it (I've got to do washing up without glowes lol ) Thanks joining us at TT this week
    hugs
    Ildiko

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  19. Gorgeous card! Love those bright colours in these cold, snowy winterdays! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

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  20. You can spot a crafter from a hundred yards by their inky fingers!!!! I'm so glad to see I'm not on my own, Brenda!!
    Your card is well worth it though. I love the background and all the colours and the time theme is so subtle with all the butterflies, it's really gorgeous.

    Lisax

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  21. Your card is gorgeous....thanks for joining us at Tuesday Taggers this week...good luck...love and hugs Nikki xxxx

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  22. I really love that "old French writing"" stamp it looks great, there's some gorgeous colours and stamps to look at on this creation, a blend of loveliness.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  23. Oh Brenda what a mucky pup you are! But what a lovely card, it's beautiful, well worth the inky fingers lol! Linda x

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  24. It's good to see you enjoy your crafting - just like my girls - paint everywhere!!!

    Hugs Ali x

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  25. I think the butterflies and the clock go together. This could be the answer to how time flies. I love it when you do these lovely inky creations. So much detail and it looks fabulous.
    Beryl xx

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  26. Wonderful creation Brenda loving the inky fingers bet you really enjoyed yourself.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  27. Love the card card Brenda. Of course the butterflies go. What a dreamy effect you created. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who gets all inked up when messing about in my craft room.

    Allyson x

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  28. I love the way you've built up the background Brenda. Another stupendous card!

    Lesley Xx

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  29. Gorgeous card. I love all the detail.

    Nikki x

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  30. WOW Brenda what a stunning card, love the hands, mines were like that on Monday, and it is great...LOL..thank you so much for joining us at Tuesday Taggers this week. Hugs Avril xxx

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  31. messy but worth it your card effects are stunning. please don't wipe it on one of the dogs while petting them. janex

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  32. Hi Brenda, If I had inky fingers like yours it would be all over the card as well(lol) There's not even a touch on yours........ its fabulous. Love the little watches on the side.

    issy

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  33. I love the colours, and well now your going too far making your hands themselves a work of art! lol

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  34. love the colurs on this hun my type of card lots of mess he he hugs cheryl xxxx

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  35. What a beautiful card, I'm not surprised you were messy!!! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Taggers this week. Jill

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  36. Fabulous project - my fingers look like that most of the time!

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  37. ooh this is gorgeous hun, love the pics of your hand too, definetly a sign of a good crafting sesh lol

    lotsalove

    Amanda xx

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  38. The card is FAB Brenda

    I have bought some more New GM and also got inky lol it's so much fun

    love dawn xx

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  39. This is fabulous! Thanks for finding "time" to join in the fun at TT this week x Janet

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  40. What agreat piece! Love the little shrink plastic clocks and the butterflies go just fine!

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  41. A fantastic entry for TT this week and just love to see your messy fingers!
    x Michelle

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  42. This is fantastic Brenda, thanks for joining us at TT this week.
    xxx lynx

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